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Letter: Roswell team’s sportsmanship recognized

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Editor: Recently, Carlsbad had a young member of our community pass away. The young man, Rocky Armendarez, was a member of our Shorthorn All...

Letter: Recent comments by Roswell police chief raise concerns

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I was concerned to see the recent comments in the news by Roswell Police Department Chief Smith. He expressed concerns about plea agreements and...

Pressing concerns as kids return to school

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I am a retired school teacher who has worked in numerous countries since 1957. I have taught in a variety of schools and classrooms...

Supporting local journalism supports communities

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By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate...

Letter: Despite mosquito-control efforts, ‘bugs are winning the war’

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Thanks for Juno Ogle’s RDR excellent report on mosquito control in Chaves County. The infestation has become notably worse over the last three years...

Letter: Camp Invention’s return to Roswell a big success

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Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, was a huge success this year! With over 1,400 camps in the United...

Letter: City displays ‘a hypocritical attitude’ with RAC fees

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After 37 years the Pecos Valley Quilters are being forced to give up their weekly meetings at the Roswell Adult Center (RAC). Formed in...

Letter: A passionate tribute to a Roswell icon

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I read the obituary penned by Dr. Heidi Huckabee describing her beloved husband’s tireless devotion to our community three times. She adroitly conveyed a tone...

Letter: Federal 30×30 conservation plan won’t benefit U.S.

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According to available sources, the federal government currently owns 25-28% of the land mass in the U.S. That does not include state, county and...

Community’s generosity is a blessing

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I would like to express the deepest gratitude to the students, parents, teachers and principal, Travis Ackerman, from Valley View Elementary School for the...

Letter: Help Chaves County: Get vaccinated

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Chaves County is the only county in New Mexico still ranked Yellow for COVID-19 statistics. I wonder why. Maybe it’s because washing hands takes too...

Letter: Businesses suffer as health measures ignored

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Russell Allen, one of the owners of Allen Theaters, recently stated “we are kind of at the whim of Santa Fe.” A more accurate...

Letter: Getting back to Turquoise

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Not surprisingly, cases of COVID-19 in Chaves Country are rising again, and restrictions are once again being imposed on businesses here. The response by...

Letter: ‘Over-the-top restrictions’ have caused widespread damage

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Your coverage of the Freedom Rally on March 20 was very much appreciated. On that same date Freedom Rallies were held around the world...

Letter: Immigration issue reflects a Biden/Harris problem

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I found agreement with my good friend Bobby Villegas’ letter Friday, especially the second paragraph where he stated that a country should control its...

Letter: ‘A leader praises in public and criticizes in private’

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In the March 24 RDR, there was a diatribe about the city’s Water Department and how they ‘dropped the ball’ and it was a...

Letter: Private enterprise must not be usurped by ‘dubious’ policy

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A recent Associated Press article in the RDR stated that the The Glorieta Camps near Santa Fe was asked by the Biden administration to...

Letter: Even 100% taxation couldn’t fund ‘Left’s deranged schemes’

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Predictably but tragically, the Biden/Harris regime is embarking on a government spending spree, involving huge monetary amounts only tiny fractions of which go to...

Letter: Elks for Vets tourney still planned for June

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The Roswell Elks Lodge #969 will be hosting the 12th Annual Elks 4 Vets Charity Golf Tournament on June 5, 2021 at NMMI. Players...

Letter: Immigration issue reflects humanitarian problem, not Democratic problem

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Mr. King on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, you address us Democrats as socialist and communist. Regarding the immigration issue: Should a country control its borders,...

Letter: Congress should pass the RPM Act, protect race cars

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In case you are not aware, government entities are attempting to extend control far beyond their original intent. The Environmental Protection Agency was established...

Letter: Effort to conserve lands, waters has mainstream support

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It is unfortunate that members of the Chaves County Land Council were provided with such misleading information about President Biden’s 30x30 conservation proposal by...

Letter: Great job by those safeguarding the public’s health

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A special thank you to the public health department. My wife and I just completed our second COVID-19 shot the public health department provided...

Letter: An appeal to the old-fashioned Democrats

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The flagrant, immoral and inhumane treatment of illegals swarming into our country following the Biden invitation must give rise in the minds of many...

Letter: Anderson’s efforts to reform PERA appreciated

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I am writing to commend Rep. Phelps Anderson for his principled leadership on reforming the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) public pension. Last year, Representative...

Letter: Don’t let ‘loud, brash’ minority determine energy policy

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Power outages rolled across our neighboring state of Texas taking a toll of hardships and deaths. In New Mexico we seem to have dodged...

Letter: Compromise needed when determining energy future

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I do not believe we have heard an end to the cries of anguish portending the demise of the oil industry. In fact as...

Letter: Anderson represents Dist. 66, whether GOP likes it or not

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The New Mexico GOP has made it clear who is supposed to be represented when a Republican is elected to the Legislature — the...

Letter: What being a ‘representative’ means

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This is about Rep. Phelps Anderson: To be a representative is to represent your constituents and their party values. He was voted in to...

Education and the local NIE program

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By Barbara Beck and John Dilmore We’ve become accustomed over the course of the pandemic to disruptions, large and small. Few can look over the last...

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